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Poster: AshesRising Date: Jun 30, 2006 10:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 7/8/78 Red Rocks

1983-10-17 - Lake Placid: If nothing else, listen to the 3rd song, 2nd set, "To Lay Me Down," even if it's not a tune you normally like -- fast forward to the final chorus as the band is wailing and listen to the lightning Jerry's firing into the crowd. That one verse alone may cause you to re-examine the entire show from Sugaree through Revolution. Only time in over 350+ shows I saw people clutched hand-in-hand dancing around the entire hallway during "The Wheel." (No matter what stairway I looked up I could see them under the neon red "Exit" sign in one continous circle/wheel.) "Is it the end or beginning..." - AshesRising

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Poster: JodyC Date: Jul 1, 2006 8:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 7/8/78 Red Rocks

Nice. The list gets longer. Thanks for everyones input. Love To Lay Me Down by the way.

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Jul 1, 2006 8:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 7/8/78 Red Rocks

10-17-83 To Lay Me Down
also a sweet guitar solo into a unique vocal melody variation ("To lie-eye WITH you...")

08-03-82 To Lay Me Down is good (Space Jam > He's Gone is priceless)

04-09-82 has the most "haunting" To Lay Me Down and the only one of these three with Brent's vocals

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Poster: gphishmon Date: Jul 11, 2006 9:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 7/8/78 Red Rocks

Jody,

1/22/78 is a clear choice. The Other One>Jerry Solo (Close Encounters)>St. Stephen melts my mind.

7/18/76 is another one. Those two (and 12/31/78, of course)may be the best of the post-hiatus Godchaux era. But you couldn't go wrong with anything from 77; try 5/9, 5/19 and 5/21 (combined DP29).

I suggest you go back even further. 72-74 contains hours upon hours of incredible music. To me, that was the golden age of the Dead, their most exploratory period. 8/27/72, 9/21/72 (now a DP), 9/28/72, 10/30/73, and 6/18/74 are just a few of the gems from those years. If you like the early, raw stuff, then 68-69 will rock your world. But maybe go later as well. 1989-91 had some incredible shows (10/9/89, 7/12/90, 9/18/90, 9/20/90, 12/31/90, 9/20/91, to name a few).

Enjoy!